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Jan 19, 2018, 18:30 ET Never Miss an IDR Recertification Deadline Again With Help From Ameritech Financial

Income-driven repayment plans (IDRs) for federal student loans are often a financial lifeline to those who need them most. IDRs can mean the...


Jan 15, 2018, 18:25 ET Don't Panic, Says Ameritech Financial Regarding First Year of Repayment

Student loans have been in a negative spotlight for some time, being branded a national problem, and causing panic and stress in many student loan...


Jan 12, 2018, 16:51 ET Default Not Inevitable for For-Profit School Attendees Despite High Rates, Says Ameritech Financial

Researchers at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York published data on student loan borrowers last fall revealing that students who attended certain...


Jan 10, 2018, 16:00 ET Ameritech Financial Helps Feed the Hungry in Sonoma County Through Office Food Drive

In December 2017, Ameritech Financial hosted a food drive at its Rohnert Park, California, office. During the three weeks that the food drive...


Jan 05, 2018, 15:15 ET Ameritech Financial: Debt From PhD Studies Need Not Burden Borrowers

Even some of the most learned among us — that is, those with PhDs — may need help with their student loans. While many PhDs or former PhD students...


Jan 03, 2018, 20:15 ET Ameritech Financial Proposes a New Year's Resolution: Work with Student Loans, Not Against Them

The New Year is upon us and, for many, that means setting New Year's resolutions. About 80 percent of Americans are making financial resolutions...


Dec 27, 2017, 17:19 ET Ameritech Financial Presents: 3 Things Not to Do if You're Worried About Your Student Loans

For borrowers with student loans, the prospect of repayment may fill them with dread. However, borrowers of federal student loans — the majority of...


Dec 20, 2017, 17:50 ET Ameritech Financial Clarifies Major Differences Between Subsidized and Unsubsidized Student Loans

There are two types of federal loans offered in financial aid packages for college students: subsidized and unsubsidized loans. Borrowers are often...


Dec 18, 2017, 22:15 ET Struggling Artists Don't Have to Struggle With Student Loans, Says Ameritech Financial

To pursue a career as an artist is often to pursue a passion. However, that pursuit can be an expensive one. While a 2011 study by the National...


Dec 15, 2017, 21:50 ET Ameritech Financial Reminds Service Members of Student Loan Repayment and Forgiveness Options

Serving in any branch of the military can be a deeply enriching experience. But while service members are lauded for their sacrifices, they often...


Dec 13, 2017, 18:33 ET Ameritech Financial Warns Federal Student Loan Borrowers Against Strategically Defaulting

For some people, defaulting on their federal student loans may feel inevitable. For others, it may be a choice. While that choice may be fruitful...


Dec 08, 2017, 16:15 ET Do Student Loans and the Holidays Mix? Ameritech Financial Suggests Healthy Spending Habits During the Holidays

Everyone experiences the holiday season a little differently, even student loan borrowers. According to a few recent surveys, the holiday behaviors...


Dec 04, 2017, 22:00 ET Ameritech Financial Reminds PLUS Loan Borrowers That Their High Debt is Not Unmanageable

PLUS loans are federal student loans available for graduate and professional students to help them pursue their advanced education dreams. However,...


Dec 01, 2017, 18:15 ET Ameritech Financial Helps Student Loan Borrowers Understand Potential Options to Get Out of Default

After falling for several years, federal student loan defaults rose this year to 11.5 percent of borrowers. While this may be a warning for...


Nov 27, 2017, 16:45 ET Americans Are Delaying Milestones Due to Student Debt; Ameritech Financial Helps Borrowers Find New Options

Americans are collectively facing an enormous amount of student debt, and that debt is delaying some major life milestones and financial goals for...


Nov 22, 2017, 02:27 ET Ameritech Financial Helps Student Loan Borrowers Avoid Default, Continue Working

There are many downsides to defaulting on student loan debt. In addition to negative credit reports and collection agency calls, borrowers in...


Nov 16, 2017, 21:05 ET 'What's Going on With My Student Loans?' Ameritech Financial Works on Behalf of Borrowers to Ease Repayment Process

Many people are not clear about the details of their student loans and who administers them. While borrowing and repaying large sums of money...


Nov 15, 2017, 16:51 ET Ameritech Financial Urges Borrowers to Prepare for Successful Repayment as Their Student Loan Grace Period Ends

November marks six months after many students graduated from college. For federal student loan borrowers, that means the end of their grace period...


Nov 07, 2017, 19:45 ET As States and Federal Student Loan Servicers Face Off, Ameritech Financial Stands With Borrowers

The future of the student loan consumer is in flux. With consistent increases in student loan borrowers and national levels of debt, the only...


Oct 06, 2017, 00:15 ET With Federal Student Loan Defaults Rising, Ameritech Financial Provides Options for Borrowers

The U.S. Department of Education recently reported the default rate of federal student loan borrowers has increased for the first time in five...


Sep 08, 2017, 16:15 ET Ameritech Financial Positions Clients for Success in PSLF Program

Every day, student loan borrowers are up against great odds when they try to manage their student loans. With the rising interest rates, doubts...


Aug 23, 2017, 16:54 ET Ameritech Financial Strives to Exceed Industry Compliance Standards

With all the worry out there about student loan relief scams, one company has made a commitment to go above and beyond to ensure potential and...


Jul 24, 2017, 20:34 ET This Age Group Has Highest Student Loan Debt, Ameritech Financial Offers Assistance

A recent study by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York showed that while most Americans paying off student loans are in their 20s, those in their...


Jun 16, 2017, 02:30 ET More Student Loan Changes May Be Coming -- Ameritech Financial Stays Course

James Runcie recently resigned from the position as head of the Education Department's federal student aid program. His resignation letter...


Jun 12, 2017, 23:15 ET Ameritech Financial Keeping an Open Mind About Trump Budget Proposal

Trump's proposed budget contains many changes to federal student loans, and people can't seem to agree how it will actually affect students....